Who Should I Draft?

Lorenzo Cain or Daniel Murphy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 42
Best Rank# 27# 21
Worst Rank# 74# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 63# 67
Best Rank# 49# 59
Worst Rank# 66# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs8881
Home Runs1322
RBI5483
Stolen Bases244
Batting Average.293.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 42
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 48# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 92
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 27# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 38# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 44# 45
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 32# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 42
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 30# 39
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 41# 43
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 34# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 36# 44
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 86
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 39# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 34# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 34# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 45# 46
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 34# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 40# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 32# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 33# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 51# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 37# 50
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 43# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 41
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 30# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 34# 37
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 34# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 38# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 42# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 42
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 50# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 51# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 55# 44
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 56# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 52
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 64# 58
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 71# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 74# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 74# 35
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539328
   
Runs9040
   
Hits16698
   
Singles12971
   
Doubles2515
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI3842
   
Stolen Bases303
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks7120
   
Strikeouts9440
   
Batting Average.308.299
   
On Base Pct.395.336
   
Slugging Pct.417.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.813.791
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552529
   
Runs8881
   
Hits162165
   
Singles119105
   
Doubles2735
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs1322
   
RBI5483
   
Stolen Bases244
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks6141
   
Strikeouts9969
   
Batting Average.293.311
   
On Base Pct.363.360
   
Slugging Pct.422.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.785.876
   
  Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-6 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 16-12 loss to the Padres on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday’s game versus the Marlins with a jammed right thumb.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
 Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in the Brewers' 11-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-1 win over the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
 Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Brewers' 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 25th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 4th
 Lorenzo Cain is absent from Thursday's lineup versus the Phillies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, May 16th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Rockies' 5-1 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros